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Facts About Manhattan, Kansas

10 Interesting Facts About Manhattan, Kansas

Facts About Manhattan

  1. The city was founded by settlers from the New England Emigrant Aid Company as a Free-State town in the 1850s, during the Bleeding Kansas era.
  2. Manhattan is nicknamed “The Little Apple” as a play on New York City’s “Big Apple”, Manhattan is best known as the home of Kansas State University and has a distinct college town atmosphere.
  3. The city of Manhattan has an area of 18.79 square miles, of which, 18.76 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles is water.
  4. The estimated population of Manhattan is 55,045, as of 2020.
  5. Manhattan is twinned with the following sister city Dobřichovice, Czech Republic.
  6. Manhattan is located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River.
  7. The town was named an All-American City in 1952, becoming the first city in Kansas to win the award.
  8. Manhattan is a trading and processing centre for the grains, alfalfa, and other crops grown in the surrounding agricultural area.
  9. Manhattan is best known as the home of Kansas State University and has a distinct college town
  10. These people were soon joined by the Cincinnati and Kansas Land Company in June 1855, who were induced to settle at the point by being given half of the townsite of Boston. However, this group wanted to change the town’s name to Manhattan, which was agreed to on June 29, 1855.
Facts About Manhattan, Kansas
Facts About Manhattan, Kansas